Impact of an antimicrobial formulary and restriction policy in the largest hospital in Italy

M. Bassetti, A. Di Biagio, B. Rebesco, G. Cenderello, M. E. Amalfitano, D. Bassetti

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Abstract

We have analysed the expenditure on antimicrobial drugs in the largest hospital in Italy; over this period, a committee prepared an antibiotic policy document. This formulary lists all antimicrobial drugs available in the hospital. Some drugs were removed from the list and others are only available on special request for a named patient. In the hope of optimising drug utilisation, we included all the reasons for the choice of agent in the document. The introduction of this formulary resulted in an immediate saving and perhaps in the future we shall also observe an improvement in bacterial resistance patterns. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. and International Society of Chemotherapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-299
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Keywords

  • Antibiotic use
  • Antimicrobial cost
  • Drugs budget

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Infectious Diseases

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